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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 743

Barr, Flight & Barr Worcester Tea Set

Estimate: $400 - $600

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British, 19th century, 38 piece porcelain set, red and white with floral gilt design, bases impressed with crown and "B.F.B", comprising: one teapot with saucer; one creamer; one sugar bowl; ten 3-1/2 in. diameter teacups; ten 2-1/2 in. diameter teacups; ten saucers; two plates; one scrap bowl, teapot 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.


Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce,
Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions

Provenance: Christie's Scotland (some with sticker reading "Christie's Scotland/No. EDN/Q58C"); Property from an Important Boston Collection


anomalies, pinholes, firing cracks, loss to gilt; one 2-1/2 in. teacup with hairlines; one teacup saucer broken (retained), one with chip to rim

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